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Scientists overcome the major issue of large fibre optic networks

Scientists have discovered a way to keep data moving at high speeds over very long fibre optic networks by preventing the signals from weakening. It removes a key limitation of fibre today and could make future networks faster and significantly cheaper.

India recruits a German Shepherd army to protect wild tigers

Bhopal - The newest soldiers in India's fight against wildlife poachers walk on four legs and bark their commands. These new soldiers, German Shepherds actually, are known as wildlife sniffer dogs, and they were officially inducted into their new jobs on June 20.

London bus driver throttles woman who filmed her driving over red

The female driver of a London tour bus apparently throttled and assaulted a woman who filmed her allegedly driving the bus through a red light. She left her vehicle in the middle of the road, leaping out to throw the victim to the ground, unconscious.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel deletes all his tweets to advertise app

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has removed all of his public tweets from Twitter in an unusual marketing push for the popular instant messaging app. The aim is reportedly to highlight how Snapchat posts will be deleted after a few seconds.

Microsoft to encrypt all Bing search data by default

Microsoft has announced that it is going to begin encrypting all search data through Bing by default from this summer. The change is intended to help protect the personal data of its users but could impact websites reliant on analytics tools.

London testing cyclist detection systems for traffic lights

Transport for London is to install special cyclist detection systems at traffic lights throughout the city in an effort to make cycling safer. Traffic lights will know how many cyclists are waiting and adjust timings so they have longer to get away in.

Egypt road crash kills 13 policemen, 3 others

Cairo - Sixteen people were killed, all but three of them Egyptian policemen, in a collision between a police vehicle and a truck south of Cairo, authorities said on Saturday.

Netflix now makes up nearly 37% of all U.S. Internet traffic

Videos streaming from Netflix now account for nearly 37 percent of all of the traffic travelling over the Internet at primetime, according to a new report.

Some Android apps are sending your data to 2,000 websites

Researchers have found that some Android apps send data to over 2,000 different servers every time that they are run. Across 2,000 apps tested, 250,000 servers were connected to in total as apps tracked their users or downloaded adverts.

Op-Ed: The importance of social media in promoting website content

In a world where social media increasingly decides what internet users see and do and with SEO becoming less reliable, it is more important than ever for websites to use the technology effectively to communicate with users and market their own material.

Drivers play football on UK motorway as coach catches fire

A coach on fire on the M25 motorway around London has led to long queues and very heavy traffic. Drivers fed-up with the situation are reported to have started an impromptu game of football on the road, prompting a police warning.

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

FREAK security flaw in HTTPS affects Windows too

A decade-old flaw in the HTTPS protocol that could allow hackers to decrypt secure traffic between web browsers and servers, including payment details, has been confirmed to be present on Windows as well as Android and iOS devices.

New evidence proves China's illegal trade in ivory and tiger bone

A new survey that includes data through the end of 2014, collected by the British wildlife trade monitoring group, Traffic has been released. China has been singled out as the world's single-largest consumer of ivory, tiger bone and rhino horns.

Man caught driving using laptop, phone and earphones

In one of the most outrageous driving offences reported for a while, a man has been filmed driving while using his laptop and phone while listening to music through earphones in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The Pirate Bay returns a month after forced closure

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has returned to life just a month after being taken offline by Swedish police last December. The site is blamed for copyright fraud amounting to billions of dollars by the music, film and software industries.

Aircraft set to get minute-by-minute tracking

A new initiative aims to equip all commercial flights worldwide with technology that would enable minute-by-minute tracking of the plane in times of distress, aiding rescuers and recovery efforts.

Police officer delivers pizza after arresting delivery driver

The Illinois Oswego Police Department has recounted details of an event earlier this week where an officer who had arrested a pizza delivery driver proceeded to complete the delivery to the customer.

Golden Gate Bridge closing to install permanent lane divider

San Francisco - San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge shuts down this weekend to install a movable barrier designed to keep northbound and southbound traffic apart while allowing lanes to be shifted twice a day for rush-hour.

Pre-Thanksgiving travelers get taste of winter before dinner

Hagerstown - The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

Driver's good behavior may cause traffic jams

San Francisco - An author on traffic flow studies recently stated that drivers good behavior and best intentions may cause traffic jams to be worse, among other factors.

Op-Ed: Finding your way through SEO in 2014

It is about half way through 2014 and Google has been slapping all the SEO abusers with its Penguin update 3.0, which actually is the 6th update.

Interview with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason Special

The celebrated musician and former member of one the most popular bands of the 1960s speaks to Digital Journal about his new album and tour.

Corn dog truck overturns, causes spill in Louisiana

Shreveport - A section of interstate in Louisiana shut down Tuesday morning after a semi-truck carrying about 75,000 corn dogs crashed.

Kinshasa co-op hopes to conquer the world with traffic robots

Kinshasa - Can giant robots with a deep voice and massive arms be the answer to easing traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo?A small cooperative, which developed the novel solution and is testing two robots at key intersections, thinks ...

NYC mayor in hot water on dangerous driving

New York - New York's mayor fanned accusations of hypocrisy on Friday after refusing to answer questions about his SUV violating traffic rules two days after he ordered a crackdown on dangerous driving.Bill de Blasio, who has promised to curb massive inequality, ...

15-foot hole closes motorway

A 10-mile section of the M2 motorway has been closed in both directions after a 15-foot hole appeared in the central reservation.

Whyte Avenue pedestrian fatality was noted activist and musician Special

Edmonton - A man killed on Monday after being struck by a car on Whyte Avenue was a passionate musician, talented DJ, and often a participant in local activist events.

Brazil sees 50,000 road deaths per year

Rio De Janeiro - About 50,000 people died on Brazilian roads last year, down 10 percent from 2012, according to police estimates published Tuesday in local media.
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Getting around Toronto
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Visibility was down in London as the severe winter storm intensified as it moved into the city.
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Stopped by the police.
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The Florida I-75 highway near Gainesville
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Traffic conditions in KL
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Busy New York City street
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The cover of 'Future's Past'.
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Traffic was temporarily delayed as an accident occurred on I-66 West in Virginia as two lanes were shut down. Police and state DOT personnel were quickly on the scene.
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HOV sign lit up that shows the lane is open to all traffic on eastbound I-66 at this time of day. Come morning rush hour, this HOV lane will be restricted to cars with more than 1 occupant.
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Cars driving on I-66 in Northern Virginia
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Traffic can often come to a crawl in Northern Virginia, however when wintry weather arrives, it usually brings additional delays.
Traffic on I-66 West about 4 p.m. This is located in the stretch about 20 miles outside of Washingto...
Traffic on I-66 West about 4 p.m. This is located in the stretch about 20 miles outside of Washington
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Northern Virginia traffic. You can see the brake lights as the rush hour begins and traffic comes to a halt on this section of southbound Route 28; an area known for heavy commuter traffic in the afternoon.
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I-66 traffic
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Moving traffic on I-66 in Northern Virginia, this is about an hour before the 5 p.m. rush, but west-bound traffic is already starting to get congested.
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Traffic in Northern Virginia
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Traffic is a way of life in the Washington D.C. area. "Slugging" is a common practice. People can instantly carpool, the passenger gets a ride and in exchange the driver can use high occupancy lanes (HOV).
Traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada
Traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada
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